Hints of forest fruit flavours, subtile citrus aromas on the nose which continue onto the palate. Dry to taste, this rosé is lively, well balanced and mineral on the palate with a crisp finish.
“Pinot Noir can be quite a temperamental grape but thrives on limestone soils in cool climates. This Pinot Noir Rosé vom Kalkstein is the palest of pale pinks reflecting the brief period of skin contact with the red Pinot Noir grapes to extract this delicate colour. There are hints of raspberry, watermelon and pomegranate on the nose which continue onto the palate. Dry to taste, this rosé is elegant, bright and racy on the palate with a crisp finish. Its fruitiness comes best to the fore by not chilling too much.’’
Alison Flemming MW
This wine is produced by the classic rosé method. The grapes are picked in the early hours of the morning when temperatures are cool. The grapes are pressed very gently for about three hours with skin contact to give a delicate tinge of pink. Winemaking is reductive at around 16 degrees C for c. 3 weeks with specially selected yeasts to enhance the fresh and fruity flavours. The wine then spends several months on the fine lees to gain weight and complexity before being bottled.
This wine comes from the Pfalz, one of Germany's key wine-producing regions, situated in the southwest, across the border from Alsace. The weather here is generally dry and sunny as the Pfalz wine region lies in the rain shadow of the mountains. The vineyards for this rosé are located in the north of the Pfalz and are in a valley basin, making it a cool area because of the fog and thermal currents. This cool climate, together with the limestone soils, makes for lean, long-lived wines.
|Cultivar||100% Pinot Noir|
12.5% alc vol
|Units of alcohol per bottle||9.4 units|
|Cellaring Potential||For immediate enjoyment|
|Allergen Information||Contains Sulphites|
|Dietary Information||Vegan & Vegetarian|
Fish, Chicken or Vegetarian